Life has been quite a ride in the past few years.
So, buckle up, raise your arms in the air, and scream at the top of your lungs. When the ride is over (who knows when that will be) stay seated until it comes to a complete stop and then do your best to stand, on wobbly legs perhaps, but still standing.
Yes, the ride has been hard and maybe even sad and definitely challenging but there is possibility on the horizon.
I recently watched the movie Tomorrowland again. It’s about Frank Walker (played by George Clooney) who is disillusioned by the world because instead of a world with limitless potential, the world has become a place of petty greed and intentional hate. Sound familiar?
The other character in the movie is a young idealistic girl named Casey who believes she can help change the world.
In one scene she is talking with her father and he asks her, “There are two wolves and they are always fighting. One is darkness and despair. The other is light and hope. Which wolf wins?”
He tells her, “Whichever one you feed. Even the tiniest of actions can change the future.”
The idea of which wolf will win comes from an old Cherokee story:
One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.
One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other wolf is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked, ‘Grandpa, which wolf wins?’
The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one that you feed.’
What are you focusing on in your day-to-day thoughts? Do your thoughts revolve around anger, regret, greed, and guilt…or are you focusing on things like peace, love, joy, kindness, and compassion?
We have so much power over our experiences. What you focus on grows. What you’re thinking about all the time is amplified in your life and in your experiences. So, which wolf are you feeding?
As Casey says in the movie, “Don’t we, like, make our own destiny and stuff?”
I believe, like Casey, we are the creators of our destiny, our future.
Which wolf are you feeding? The one that creates a sense of well-being, community, equality, dignity, compassion, hope, peace, and love or will you feed the other wolf?
You have the power to plant seeds this spring that have the potential to grow into something beautiful!